ABC's Deborah Roberts explored the use of "ho," the slang abbreviation for "whore" in popular culture: "How is that he went too far with coarse language that many see as tolerated within the gangster rap culture?" She approvingly cited Essence magazine's opposition to demeaning, misogynist lyrics. And NBC's Martin Savidge provided the radio antidote to Imus. Instead of offhandedly insulting black people, National Public Radio is cultivating them. Savidge told us about NPR's StoryCorps oral history unit. It has launched a yearlong Project Griot, an attempt to document first person accounts of the Civil Rights movement for the Library of Congress. Project Griot intends to archive stories of the 1950s and the 1960s in the same way that the New Deal recorded oral histories of former slaves in the 1930s. Savidge played one: "If I thought that I would ever be a slave again, I would take a gun and just end it all right away."
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